The Challenges of Growing a Marketplace in the Childcare Space – Ari Last, Founder & CEO of Bubble

The Challenges of Growing a Marketplace in the Childcare Space – Ari Last, Founder & CEO of Bubble

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How do you build the safest and smartest marketplace in the world? – You add friction. But how do you grow and scale it – you get rid of friction. This is one of the biggest challenges you’d face if you’re building a marketplace in the childcare industry. 


We spoke with Ari Last, founder of Bubble, to find out the ups and downs of building a marketplace in one of the most sensitive industries. And no, Bubble is not “the Uber for babysitting”. 

In this episode:

  • Ari’s personal journey to building a platform of 130,000 members 
  • How do you drive demand without being too salesy (your child is not a pizza, right?)
  • How is the product addressing the leakage issues? 
  • What’s the impact of lower pricing on activation? 
  • Why the first-time user experience is everything for consumer products that deal with such a sensitive area
  • What’s the biggest challenge for the childcare industry
  • And of course, the elephant in the room, Covid and how they’re fighting back 

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